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Mary Finister at work. © Michael Amendolia
Meeting Mary Finsterer
By Andrew Ford
Andrew Fraser. Image courtesy of Lindy Allen.
Meeting Andrew Fraser
By Jack Marx
Louise Bourgeois, 'Harmless Woman', 1969. Bronze, gold patina. Image courtesy of Cheim and Read, Galerie Karsten Greve and Galerie Hauser and Wirth © Estate of Louise Bourgeois. Photograph by Christopher Burke.
Alice Neel and Louise Bourgeois
By Drusilla Modjeska
Glenn Murcutt with a model of the house he built for Banduk Marika at Yirrkala in Arnhem Land, 2009. © Jim Trifyllis/Newspix
Meeting Glenn Murcutt
By Peter Robb
A guide to the Murray Darling Basin
By Kate Jennings
The rush to diagnose ADHD
By Gail Bell
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Guy Pearse
Antony Gormley’s 'Firmament IV'
By Robyn Davidson
Like all stereotypes, “stupid as a painter” – intended to cover visual artists of every persuasion – reveals itself as a truth via its exceptions. Antony Gormley is one of those exceptions. He spoke about his work recently, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, with rare and affecting eloquence, managing to avoid (
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Anna Funder
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Jonathan auf der Heide’s ‘Van Diemen's Land’
By Luke Davies
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Leigh Sales
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Gail Bell
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Murray Bail’s ‘Fairweather’
By Sebastian Smee
Starting out as an art critic for newspapers, in the early '90s, I remember well the way people talked about Murray Bail's 1981 monograph on Ian Fairweather. Long out of print, it had to be borrowed from jealous owners or read in a library. Even those who'd never read the work muttered admiring things about it. It was

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